Here’s a cold-hard fact; in 2017, Australians bought more 4x4 dual-cab utes than almost any other style of car.
Sure, a lot of those Toyota HiLuxes and Ford Rangers were bought for (ahem) "work purposes", but to me it also suggests that there’s life in that most endearing of all Aussie holiday plans: the big getaway.
For decades, we’ve all aspired to travelling to the ‘top end’, or the ‘big dune’… but quite often we can’t quite place our finger on where our dream destination actually is.
So it has been for me and the notion of the Victorian ‘high country.’ Sure, as a lifelong New South Welshman, I sort of know where it is, but not really. I have it on good authority that this region – covering more than 500,000ha and known as the Victorian Alps – comprises the Bogong High Plains, Bowen Range, Cathedral Range and Cobberas Range, as well as numerous other smaller ranges. It’s sometimes called the High Plains or High Country, too, so there you go.